Dell details plans for wireless Axims
Australian IT has an article discussing Dell’s statements on the future of wireless in the Axim line. It confirms several suspicions, including that Dell plans to market a WiFi or possibly WiFi/Bluetooth combination handheld later this year, in addition to the previously rumored models.
“By the end of this year, for example Dell plans to build 802.11b into a version of Axim and by 2004, Dell expects to provide a version of Axim that offers 802.11g.
The Axim will also include Bluetooth, allowing synchronisation with client devices, including notebooks. The Axim, which supports Microsoft’s PocketPC operating system, will also come equipped with a multiday battery life.”
Palm drops prices with release of Tungsten T2
Along with the formal release of the Tungsten T2, Palm is cutting prices on two older midrange handhelds. “Also effective today, Palm announced the price reduction of two current handhelds. The Palm m130 handheld is reduced from $199 to $179, and the Palm m515 handheld is reduced from $299 to $249.” It’s a fair bet that this is a prelude to Palm cutting them entirely in the near future, so if you can’t live without that Palm V look, you may want to buy a spare.
Microsoft Money 2004 released
MS Money 2004 and it’s PocketPC client version have been released early this year. The new version is fully compatible with handhelds running Windows Mobile 2003. The prior 2003 version was only marginally compatible with the new operating system.http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=adb03d3f-40f0-412b-84c8-80302049e51d&DisplayLang=en
Handspring releases developers’ kit for Treo 600
In preparation for it’s upcoming release, Handspring has released a developers’ kit for the Treo 600. This includes programming information for the data communications systems, telephony, audio and video subsystems, and other compatibility data.